Blue and white is a classic combination especially for the summer. I don't know if it is the influence of this endless heat wave but I've been itching to make a blue and white quilt. I found these Marimekko placemats at Crate & Barrel. Wouldn't a quilt inspired by this print be gorgeous in Lotta Jansdottir's Echo fabrics? The pattern looks like strings of beads to me...
My new quilt will be another tile based design and I hope to use these Indian fabrics on the left with a crisp white for the background. If the scale of the prints does not work I may switch them out for some Amy Butler (below right) or Kaffe Fassett fabrics in blue.
Here is the preliminary design:
Hopefully the end result will evoke the gorgeous tiles of Spain like these Andalucian beauties from Fired Earth.
Am very busy these days so am working on a way to speed up making this quilt which I'll post about in a few days... Hope you are all keeping cool!